Table of Contents

Frontispiece; Resilient Reformer; Resilient Reformer; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Prologue: Here I Sit; A Family's Hopes; From Brother Martin to Doctor Luther; Critic of the Church; Theologian for the Church; The Trial of Martin Luther; Luther the Prisoner; The Reformation in Wittenberg; Becoming Martin Luther; The Birth of Lutheranism; Being Martin Luther; Darkness with Shafts of Light; Death and Vindication; The Forty-Six Players in the Lutheran Reformation; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; Index of Martin Luther's Published Writings This biography, begun by Timothy F. Lull prior to his death and capably finished by Derek Nelson, is marked for its fresh, winsome, and invigorating style-one undoubtedly shaped by years spent in undergraduate and seminary classrooms. In this telling, Luther is an energetic, resilient actor, driven by very human strengths and failings, always wishing to do right by his understanding of God and the witness of the Scriptures. At times humorous, always realistic, and appropriately critical when necessary, Lull and Nelson tell the story of an amazing, unforgettable life